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Virgin Voyages Unveils Its Third Ship Which Will Cruise Around the Greek Isles in 2022

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Virgin Voyages has revealed the name of the third ship to join its all-new fleet.

“Resilient Lady” will set sail from Athens, Greece in Summer 2022, offering seven-night cruises around the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea.

“Sailing in the Med is such an extraordinary experience, and we’re so excited to bring the adventure of a Virgin Voyage to this beautiful place,” Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, said in a statement shared with Travel + Leisure on Tuesday. “I’m so proud of the incredible work the team has accomplished to introduce ‘Resilient Lady.'”

The first itinerary will sail around the Greek Isles, with stops in Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete and Mykonos. The “Resilient Lady” will also sail the Adriatic, calling in Athens, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu and Argostoli.

The adults-only ship will feature a “Michelin-starred chef collective,” with more than 20 eateries and made-to-order food included in cruise fare.

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Travelers Can Still Experience the Best of Alaska With Princess Cruises, Holland America Despite Cruise Cancellations

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Alaska

Courtesy of Princess Cruises

When Canada banned cruise ships through 2022, cruise lines with Alaska itineraries on their schedule were forced to adjust their plans. For Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, that meant heading from the sea to the land.

This summer, travelers looking for a remote vacation filled with adventure, breathtaking glaciers, expansive national parks, and incredible wildlife can sign up for an escorted tour through The Last Frontier with the cruise lines, the companies shared with Travel + Leisure.

“We love Alaska, and we love that we get to share it with visitors from all over the world. We’re committed to helping locals and visitors alike experience all the best parts of Alaska in a safe way,” vice president of tour operations, Dave McGlothlin, told T+L in a statement on Friday. “For the last year, many people stayed close to home, so

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(AAL), (BKNG) – 2 Travel Stocks To Watch That Reached New Highs In 2020 (And No, They Aren’t Airline Or Cruise Stocks)

While some may consider these consumer discretionaries as “epicenter stocks,” it’s safe to say that there’s a much more specific focus on travel stocks as a whole of late. A bucket of cold water was thrown onto travel and leisure stocks during the first quarter of the year. Everything from airline stocks to cruise stocks, hotels, and casinos; all were hit hard by the restrictions brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, this extended into all areas of this space including restaurants, night clubs, and, of course, car rental stocks. 

Year-to-date, Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE: DAL) is still down 30%, American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) is down 49%, and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UAL) is down 51%. While these might’ve recovered since March, there’s still quite a long way to go. 

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That also goes for many of

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Why Norwegian Cruise, Carnival, and Azul Stocks Continued Rising Tuesday

What happened

On Tuesday, travel and leisure stocks continued riding the wave of Monday’s positive news about Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine showing 94.5% effectiveness, with shares of cruise lines Carnival (NYSE:CCL) up 4.5% at 1:30 p.m. EST, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) rising 4.7%.

Royal Caribbean stock is down, so it seems the enthusiasm may already be waning there. On the other hand, shares of Brazilian airline Azul (NYSE:AZUL) are joining in the rally today, up 2.2%.

Collage showing a cruise ship, a man in a face mask and a microbe

Image source: Getty Images.

So what

There’s nothing specific to the cruise industry (or to the airline industry, either, for that matter) about Moderna’s news. This is more a case of investors reacting positively to the second announcement about development of a coronavirus vaccine with 90% or better clinical effectiveness, and a feeling that the end of this pandemic, and the recession it has caused,

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